Many years of service to the food industry by Mike Law, Chief Certification Officer at leading independent certification company FoodChain ID Certification has been recognised with the Society of Food Hygiene Technology’s (SOFHT) Award for the Most Significant Contribution.
Presented at the recent annual SOFHT luncheon at the Savoy in London, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence within the food industry and its associated industries and are judged by a panel of experienced food industry professionals from the SOFHT’s membership.
Mike Law’s many years experience as a Trading Standards officer, food safety certification and his role in the development of the BRC Technical Standards – now adopted by food businesses all over the UK – were recognised by presentation of the award from his industry colleagues.
A qualified Trading Standards Officer and an authority on the application of EN45011 to certification schemes, Mike has been directly involved in drafting a number of food related standards.
He is a member of the BRC Food Technical Co-operation Group and was one of the BRC’s technical advisors when the Global Standard Food Safety was established in 1998. He has been involved in the development of the scheme and its migration to EN45011 ever since.
He has expertise in the analysis and benchmarking of chain of custody standards and Global Food Safety Initiative Standards.
Mike is an expert in legal metrology and is a qualified Weights & Measures inspector.
As an expert on due diligence systems in the food industry, he has extensive experience in assisting companies to mount a successful due diligence defence to enforcement challenges.
Simon Houghton-Dodd Chairman of SOFHT said:
“Mike Law is a highly regarded expert on certification within the food industry. His knowledge and expertise has helped to shape many of the safety standards now adopted by food companies throughout the UK. We are delighted to recognise his outstanding achievement in presenting the SOFHT Award for the Most Significant Contribution to the Food Industry.”